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Aged Care Workshops held throughout the year 

Risk Management (1 day) 

Risk management in aged care in Australia is a crucial aspect of ensuring the safety, well-being, and quality of care for elderly individuals. Aged care facilities in Australia are required to implement comprehensive risk management strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate potential risks.

Aged care providers must comply with the Aged Care Quality Standards, which include requirements related to safety, health, and risk management.

The Australian Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (AACQSC) is the regulatory body overseeing aged care services. Providers are subject to regular audits and assessments to ensure compliance.

The workshop will cover ; 

Risk Assessment:

Facilities need to conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential hazards and risks associated with the care environment, residents, and staff.
Risks can include falls, medication errors, infections, abuse, neglect, fire, and other safety concerns.
Individualized Care Plans:

Aged care providers are required to develop individualized care plans for each resident.

These plans should take into account the resident's health conditions, preferences, and specific risks they may face.
Staff Training:

Adequate training of staff is essential to ensure they are aware of potential risks and how to manage them. This includes training on infection control, safe manual handling, and emergency procedures.
Continuous Monitoring and Improvement:

Regular monitoring and evaluation of care processes help identify emerging risks and areas for improvement.
A culture of continuous improvement is encouraged to adapt to changing needs and regulatory requirements.
Emergency Preparedness:

Aged care facilities must have emergency management plans in place to respond effectively to events such as fires, floods, or other crises.
Staff should be trained in emergency procedures, and regular drills should be conducted.
Communication and Reporting:

Open communication channels between staff, residents, and their families are crucial for addressing concerns and ensuring that potential risks are reported promptly.
Mandatory reporting requirements exist for certain incidents, such as abuse or serious injuries.
Technology Integration:

Utilizing technology, such as electronic health records and monitoring systems, can enhance risk management by providing real-time data and alerts.
Collaboration with Healthcare Professionals:

Aged care providers often collaborate with healthcare professionals to manage complex medical conditions and reduce health-related risks for residents.
Documentation and Record Keeping:

Thorough documentation of risk assessments, care plans, incidents, and actions taken is essential for accountability and regulatory compliance.

By adopting a holistic approach to risk management, aged care providers in Australia can create safer environments for residents, improve the quality of care, and meet the regulatory standards set by the authorities.

Clinical Governance in Aged Care x 2 days 

Clinical governance in aged care in Australia encompasses a set of principles and processes designed to ensure and improve the quality and safety of healthcare services provided to elderly individuals. The aim is to create a culture of continuous improvement, transparency, and accountability within aged care organizations.

Clinical Governance in aged care is about how the Board, executives, managers and staff all relate, share responsibility and are held accountable for delivering safe and high-quality clinical care and services to Elders.

The Core Elements of Clinical Governance include ; 

  • Leadership and culture

  • Partnerships with people who use aged care

  • Organisational system

  • Monitoring and reporting

  • Effective workforce

  • Communication and relationships.

The workshop will also include;

  • Introduction to clinical governance; 

  • Clinical governance and the Aged Care Quality Standards; 

  • Roles and responsibilities for clinical governance; 

  • Preparation of 2023 changes in the Standards

  • Clinical Governance Framework and structure 

Infection Control in Aged Care
x1 day 

Title: Infection Control Workshop for Aged Care 2024

The workshop aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of aged care staff in infection control, promoting a safe and healthy environment for residents.

Topics :

Introduction to Infection Control in Aged Care:

  • Overview of the importance of infection control in the aged care setting.

  • Understanding the impact of infections on elderly residents.

Key Infection Prevention Practices:

  • Hand hygiene: Importance, techniques, and compliance.

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) use and disposal.

  • Respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.

Infection Control Policies and Procedures:

  • Reviewing and understanding the facility's infection control policies.

  • Implementing and updating standard precautions.

Environmental Hygiene:

  • Cleaning and disinfection practices.

  • Safe waste disposal.

Outbreak Management:

  • Recognizing signs of infectious outbreaks.

  • Developing and implementing outbreak response plans.

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs):

  • Identifying common HAIs in aged care.

  • Strategies to prevent HAIs.

Staff Education and Training:

  • Importance of ongoing education and training for staff.

  • Implementing effective communication strategies.

Resident and Family Education:

  • Engaging residents and their families in infection prevention.

  • Communicating effectively about infection control measures.

Use of Technology in Infection Control:

  • Incorporating technology for monitoring and managing infections.

  • Training on electronic health record systems.

Interactive Sessions and Case Studies:

Workshops, case studies, and role-playing scenarios to reinforce practical application.
Open discussions and Q&A sessions.

Delivery Format:
Power point, board , interactive workshops, group discussions, and practical demonstrations 

Participants will receive CPD Certificates of Completion, and ensure that the workshop aligns with any accreditation or regulatory requirements.

handouts, guidelines, and links to online materials for further reading.

Post -workshop evaluations will be gathered for feedback for  continuous improvement.

Registration form 

Please fill in the below registration form to register workshops in your city 

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